Destination Dublin. Jurgen Klopp’s farewell tour at Liverpool is in full swing and the UEFA Europa League poses the perfect opportunity for him to bow out on top.
The Europa League final will be held in the Republic of Ireland’s capital city on May 22 and, as they’re currently fighting on four fronts, Klopp has the potential to do something special ahead of his departure.
The 56-year-old announced in January that he was to leave the club at the end of the season after admitting his energy levels aren’t quite the same after nearly nine seasons at the helm.
However, he did state he wasn’t throwing in the towel just yet and insisted he has enough left to see him through to the end of this season — one that could yet finish as one of the most successful in Liverpool’s storied history.
So, when does Liverpool’s European journey resume? The Sporting News takes a look at the Reds’ schedule and their potential path to the final.
MORE: Who will replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool?
Are Liverpool playing in the Europa League this week?
Having cruised through their group stage as winners back in the first half of the season, Liverpool earned themself a bye to the Round of 16, bypassing the knockout playoffs.
This means that the Reds will have no fixture this week (week commencing February 12) in the competition, as only those participating in playoff matches will be in action.
Liverpool Europa League schedule 2023/24
The Round of 16 is where Liverpool come into play, with the ties scheduled for March 7 and 14. The first and second legs of the Round of 16 will determine their progression to the quarterfinals.
The draw for the this knockout round is set for February 23 and Liverpool will be paired against one of the eight teams that advance from the playoffs — a set of two-legged ties between the teams that finished second in their Europa League group, and those who finished third in their UEFA Champions League group.
As a result of winning their Europa League group, Liverpool will play the initial leg away and the return fixture at Anfield, adhering to the standard format.
|Round of 16 playoffs
|Feb. 15, 2024
|Feb. 22, 2024
|Round of 16
|Mar. 7, 2024
|Mar. 14, 2024
|Apr. 11, 2024
|Apr. 18, 2024
|May 2, 2024
|May 9, 2024
|May 22, 2024
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) February 12, 2024
UEFA Europa League playoff round draw in full
Here is how the playoff draw looks for 2023/24.
The winners of these ties will enter the draw for the Europa League Round of 16, which takes place on Friday, February 23 at 12 p.m. CET (6 a.m. ET). Each playoff winner will be paired with one of the seeded teams — those who finished top of their Europa League group — in the draw.
|Playoff round fixtures
|Feyenoord vs. Roma
|AC Milan vs. Rennes
|Lens vs. Freiburg
|Young Boys vs. Sporting CP
|Benfica vs. Toulouse
|Braga vs. Qarabag
|Galatasaray vs. Sparta Prague
|Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Marseille
|Seeded teams in Round of 16
|Brighton & Hove Albion (ENG)
|Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
|Slavia Prague (CZE)
|West Ham United (ENG)
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